Phipps Wins 2 Titles, Finishes 2nd In Another

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  The final race of her High School career was anything but a cake walk. A familiar name in the hurdle event, with now three State Titles in the 110 meter hurdles after Saturday’s win, the 300 meter hurdles to close out her High School career was one race she…

Blanchet Softball Snaps Dayton’s Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Blanchet’s record may not be eye-popping, but two of their wins following their 7-4 win over Dayton would make you do a double-take. They opened league snapping Scio’s monstrous 56-game winning streak and nearly got game one from the Defending 3A State Champs, but that 5-3 loss on April…

Phipps Squeaks By Sheldon’s Thomas For 100 Meter Hurdles Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s moments like these that will help in the pursuit of a State Title.  Or third-straight for Blanchet Catholic’s Trinity Phipps in the 100-meter Hurdles. Phipps found herself in the sixth and final heat in one of the most challenging sprint events on the schedule Friday evening at West…

Blanchet Boys Wins Sixth Game Of Year Over St. Mary’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s weird to think that Blanchet Catholic started the season 0-8 before stunning the then-number two Stayton Boys Basketball team on December 28 in Stayton. The Cavaliers, who’ve been a prominent force in 3A the past few years have since 4-4 after their first win of the season as…

2nd Edition Of Friday’s Predictions 6A to 1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com This week I decided to put the Bold Prediction Sleeper Picks towards the top (I have two this week).  Last week I went 5-6 of my 12 games, one of the 12 didn’t play out. Bold prediction: Blanchet over Salem Academy Girls 56-45. This game was the only game that really…

Kennedy Holds Off Blanchet 40-35

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It was only a matter of time before the Kennedy defense and offense found a groove out on the court against a tough Blanchet Catholic team Saturday afternoon. Early on, it was a 7-1 Cavalier lead as the Trojans had more fouls (five) than they did points (three) by…

Blanchet Roars Past Horizon Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It was strange to think when the final whistle blew in Blanchet Catholic’s dominant 64-23 win over Horizon Christian that it was a 10-9 Cavaliers lead late in the first quarter and the Hawks had momentum from a 5-0 run. But thanks to strong defense that was set up…

Blanchet Finishes Fifth In 3A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Blanchet Catholic finished fifth in the State of Oregon Saturday in 3A, losing to a tough South Umpqua team in straight sets 17-25, 18-25, 20-25.  But getting there was something awesome. They started the State Tournament at Forest Grove High School by defeating rival Salem Academy in straight sets…

PK’s Send Blanchet Girls Soccer To 3A/2A/1A State Quarterfinals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The strangest thing about Playoff Soccer besides anything happens is Penalty Kicks. It’s not too often that PK’s become a factor even in playoff soccer as most times it’s settled in the two-Overtime periods and it never gets to the decisive Penalty Kicks. But not in Blanchet Catholic’s 3-2 win…

Blanchet Gearing Up For 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Blanchet Catholic saw their 2017 season end on November 4 to the hands of their rivals in Salem Academy as the Lady Crusaders finished sixth in the 3A State Volleyball tournament in 2017 last season. But now, having just graduating just one senior in Caroline Ditzler and returning seniors like…

Blanchet Catholic Girls Take Districts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– The strong tradition of Blanchet Catholic Girls Track and Field continued it’s reign on the Conference once more Friday to close out the 2018 PacWest Conference Track and Field Meet. With District Titles from Emily Collier (800 meter, 1500 meter races) Trinity Phipps (100 meter and 300 meter…

Turning Pain Into Fire: Blanchet Boys Finish Third At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COOS BAY, Ore.– The result from Friday’s lost to De La Salle North Catholic was a painful one to say the least as they were competitive and once held leads of 18-10 and 23-22 at halftime over the Knights before De La Salle pulled away in the fourth for the 47-36…